London Brass was created in 1986 from members of the world-famous Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, having been brought to a close by its namesake and founder upon retirement. Today, London Brass comprises a pool of the best players in the UK from backgrounds in contemporary, classical, jazz, pop and film music.
After the disbandment of the PJBE in the mid-eighties, some former members continued Mr Jone's pioneering spirit, producing ground- breaking recordings (with Warner Classics), concert programmes and educational events throughout the United States, Asia and Europe.
In the mid 1990s, the group embraced a new direction with the addition of a jazz trombone & trumpet, opening doors to collaborations with artists such as Jango Bates, Mark Anthony Turnage, Mike Gibbs, Richard Rodney Bennett, Moondog, John Surman & Jack DeJohnette.
In recent times, the ensemble has toured many countries throughout Europe and performed at various notable landmarks in the capital: Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Barbican, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Old Whitehall & Banqueting House and 10 Downing Street - for global televised occasions, such as the BBC Proms, Millennium Celebration Concert, Queens Jubilee and Papal Visit.
Our annual christmas concerts in Germany are always very popular, playing to full capacity houses in wonderful venues such as the Elb, Köln & Berlin Philharmonies.
We are very happy to be associated with the Hannover Boys Choir for some of these events.